25 years… (originally published November 28, 2011)

25 years…

Today is Dave’s and my 25th wedding anniversary!  I have lived with my husband longer than I did my parents!  I am so thank-full that my parents, Dave, and I are friends!  We always have a good time together while relaxing and having fun.  I would be lying if I said that the 25 years of Dave’s and my marriage has been wedded bliss – most days it was far from blissful, especially in the beginning.  However, through the years our priorities have improved, as well as our love and compassionate understanding for one another.  I love these line from the “Love Dare” book:  “The effectiveness of your marriage is dependent upon both of you working together.  Love realizes that God has put you together on purpose.  Joined together, you are greater than your independent parts.  You need each other. You complete each other“.  I am so relieved that Dave and I have achieved that.  We do need each other, but the way that we complete each other is what makes our lives great – it enriches our independent lives, as well as our marriage.  In a way it’s kind of sad that it took us so long to gain this “maturity” in our relationship, yet on the other hand it has made it greater – like more worthwhile, or something like that! 

Today we took a vacation day to spend together.  Our original plan was to go out to eat and do some Christmas shopping, however we decided on this gloomy day to stay home.  We are cleaning the house (I’m taking a little break just now!) and preparing for the Christmas holiday.  I remember our first Christmas in our little rental on Maple Street – we had colored lights on our Christmas tree with silver garland and silver icicles, my how my deocrating style has changed since then!  Now it’s only white lights and pretty much a style of “less is more”!  I am looking forward to sharing some quiet afternoons and evenings with my best friend (aka my husband!) in our home listening to some Jim Brickman holiday music or watching a holiday movie with all the candles lit and only the tree lights on!  I am so blessed to have a life in which I can share it with my soul mate – yes, I’d say God surely knew what he was doing 25 years ago when he hooked up this young girl and her guy.  I’m so glad I have someone that completes me! 

ok…gotta’ run, the hubby is calling from the kitchen that breakfast is ready! yummmm!!!! 

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